Limmud Conference 2016 - Presenters

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Alain Nacache

Born 1972 and married with six children, Alain has been the Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg since 2011. He studied in yeshiva (Bnei Brak and Monsey) and at the rabbinical seminary in Paris, before receiving ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Israel. He has also studied law, psychology, and philosophy and has been the rabbi of Monaco, Lausanne and Bordeaux.

Monday 09:15 Kashrut obsession: the birth of a new Judaism?
Tuesday 09:15 The moon: the true Jewish guide
Tuesday 20:10 The Republic and the Jews: Religion, State, and Secularism in France

Sara Nathan

Sara is a founder of Refugees At Home, which matches asylum-seekers and refugees with generous hosts. She volunteers at WLS asylum-seeker drop-in and has led food runs to Calais. She is a journalist by background, and was editor of Channel 4 News. She now has a portfolio of public appointments.

Tuesday 12:00 Practical steps to helping asylum seekers and refugees – how to set up your own project

Ahmad Nawaz

Ahmad, 15 years old and originally from Pakistan, is a survivor of a Taliban attack on his school. Ahmad is passionate about the rights of education for children. He is a United Nations Global Education Ambassador and has spoken publicly about his experience and passions in a range of forms.

Tuesday 12:00 Surviving terrorists

Jonathan Neumann

Jonathan writes on politics and religion for publications in the UK, US and Israel, and lectures to youth, students and adults. He is an anti-BDS activist, and he blogs at Commentary.

Friday 21:15 The most important theologian you've never heard of
Sunday 15:50 Is Donald Trump an antisemite?
Tuesday 20:10 Is Benjamin Netanyahu a force for good?
Tuesday 21:40 Is the Jewish Right out of ideas?
Wednesday 14:30 Is Brexit good for the Jews?

Ronen Neuwirth

Ronen is founder and president of Ve'AhavTA, a grassroots social movement that is forming a new narrative of unity in Israel based on Jewish identity. He is the former rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation in Raannana and is the founder of Beit Hillel – Attentive Spiritual Leadership.

Saturday 14:45 Conversion crisis and civil marriage in Israel: crises, challenges and opportunities
Sunday 10:40 Challenges of Halacha in a rapidly changing world: Where do we draw the lines?
Monday 09:15 Heterogeneity and harmony in Am Israel
Monday 12:00 Experience the prayers: how can we make the ritual more spontaneous and exciting?

Danny Newman

Danny is the founder and director of HaMakom and is currently a final-year rabbinical student at Leo Baeck College. He read Jewish Studies at Oxford University and studied at Yeshivat HaKibbutz HaDati. Previously, Danny trained in psychotherapy and worked as a corporate lawyer in the City of London.

Tuesday 09:15 Olam Chesed Yibaneh - The World is Built on Loving Kindness (Psalm 89:3)
Tuesday 16:40 How to use compassionate communication to talk about compassion for animals
Wednesday 08:00 Birkot ha'shachar: cultivating gratitude with our morning blessings

David Newman

David Newman was dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben Gurion University in Israel from 2010 to 2016, where he founded both the Department of Politics and Government and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS). Until 2014 he was chief editor of the academic journal Geopolitics. Originally from the UK, he is presently on sabbatical as a visiting professor at the University of London. In 2013 he was awarded the OBE for promoting scientific cooperation between Israel and the UK.

Saturday 14:45 The Sefer Torah connection: forging new Israel-Diaspora links
Sunday 14:30 Israel 2020: geopolitical self images - where is Israel located? (1 of 3)
Monday 18:50 Israel 2020: thinking beyond the territorial box - two states without borders (2 of 3)
Tuesday 18:50 Israel 2020: boycott hysteria - is there really a threat? (3 of 3)
Wednesday 10:30 Peeking Beyond the Wall: Screening and Q&A

Michael Newman

Michael Newman is the grandson of a refugee and the chief executive of the AJR, an organisation established on 20 July 1941 to support and represent the interests of the estimated 70,000 Jewish Refugees from German-speaking countries who fled to Britain to escape Nazi oppression.

Tuesday 12:00 The Association of Jewish Refugees

Jeremy Newmark

Jeremy is chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, former CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council, and a former Spokesman for Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Tuesday 16:40 Who or what is the problem between the Labour Party and Jews: and can it be repaired?

Jacqueline Nicholls

Jacqueline is a visual artist and Jewish educator. Her art engages with traditional Jewish ideas in untraditional ways. She co-ordinates Arts and Culture at JW3, teaches at LSJS and contributes to BBC R2 Pause For Thought. Jacqueline exhibits internationally, and is artist-in-residence for Beit Venezia.

Monday 20:10 Learn Torah as an artist
Tuesday 14:30 Reimagining a Jewish site through scholarship and the arts
Tuesday 21:40 Misogynist Film Club: the musical!
Wednesday 09:15 Bestiary of fears
Wednesday 18:10 JW3 art salon: art and politics
Wednesday 23:20 The rebbetzins’ disco

Lynette Nusbacher

Dr Lynette Nusbacher is a strategist and lecturer. She was Devil's Advocate to the Joint Intelligence Committee and lectured in War Studies at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. She was educated at the University of Oxford, the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Toronto.

Wednesday 16:40 Is too much expected of the Israeli Defense Force?

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